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Mon, 01 May 2017

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-How do you safeguard

-the traditional family farm?

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-One way is by adding value

-to the farm's produce.

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-Where better to see this at work...

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-..than the Farm Shop and Deli Show

-in Birmingham?

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-As well as seeing

-the range of food and drink...

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-..we'll visit one of the producers

-at home in Pembrokeshire.

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-Safeguarding our property

-on the farm.

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-Are we guilty of not doing enough

-until it's too late?

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-Alun attends an event about how

-to safeguard equipment and stock.

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-With profits for pig farmers

-decreasing...

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-..what's the future for the sector

-here in Wales?

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-This food show is different

-to many others...

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-..as it offers specialist foods

-for farm shops and delis.

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-It's a great opportunity

-for business owners...

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-..to see and savour

-the latest foods.

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-Robert Vaughan from Carn Edward

-in the Gwaun Valley...

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-..is here exhibiting produce

-from Wales.

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-The family farms three units

-and keeps gardens and a cafe...

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-..in the shadow of Carn Edward,

-Gwaun Valley.

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-They keep

-over 100 longhorn suckler cows...

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-..and over 800 Lleyn sheep.

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-Diversification and enterprise

-is in the family's blood.

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-We had the chance to diversify,

-to sell meat to the public...

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-..because we had confidence

-in the gardens and tea rooms.

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-We'd dealt with the relevant people

-so we gave it a shot.

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-We sell cuts -

-steaks, joints, mince and dice...

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-..and the same again with the lamb.

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-The new venture is Welsh mutton.

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-That's been an interesting job

-for us.

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-We sell in a mixture of places...

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-..the gardens, the farmer's markets

-and local food festivals.

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-We've also built a new website.

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-That's been a major project

-over the past year.

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-It's given us the chance

-to push towards England...

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-..and see what we can do.

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-Having a website and good broadband

-and phone signal is so important.

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-We're in a lovely part

-of the world...

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-..but there are

-very few people around here.

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-We need to find new markets.

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-As farmers,

-we always get the crumbs.

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-It's time for farmers

-to get a larger slice of the cake.

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-We all work so hard.

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-Maybe the Brexit business

-will even things out...

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-..and increase the value

-of our produce...

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-..especially the food we produce

-in Wales.

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-This is Robert's first visit

-to the Farm Shop and Deli Show.

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-He's promoting new produce.

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-We're taking the mutton pies up.

-It's a new venture for us.

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-We want to give people at the event

-a taste of our pies...

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-..and follow up by selling the

-mince and dice direct to pie makers.

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-We're working hard

-to sell the story behind the meat...

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-..and selling a part of the farm to

-them and the story that's behind it.

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-There are over 450 exhibiters

-at the NEC in Birmingham.

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-This is the seventh show of its kind

-aimed at specialist food producers.

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-The show attracts customers

-from farm shops, delis and cafes.

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-The food quality is important and

-the customer is ready to pay for it.

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-Cywain has given Welsh producers

-the opportunity to be here...

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-..with the aim of adding value

-and helping to promote the produce.

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-Cywain's aim is to help continue

-the development of our clients.

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-Last year, we brought a crew of

-producers like Rob Vaughan here...

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-..to see how things worked.

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-Today, he has a day on a stand

-to try and generate a new market.

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-We hope to help him

-develop independently...

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-..on the Welsh food and drink stand

-just as Cwm Farm have done today.

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-They started with us and they're

-here independently this year.

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-How beneficial is a day like this?

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-It's a real eye-opener for them.

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-They get the experience of trying

-to sell directly to traders.

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-That's very different

-from selling to customers.

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-It's an opportunity to create

-new markets across Britain.

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-As part of the experience,

-they find out what's out there...

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-..as competition.

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-It's important to add value

-to the produce...

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-..it's important for farmers

-to create new markets...

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-..and we're here to help them do

-that whatever the political climate.

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-Lowri and Gwyn

-from Gwella near Aberystwyth...

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-..have had the opportunity to

-promote their new, unique produce.

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-Not many producers

-do what you're doing.

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-As far as we know,

-we're the only people in Europe...

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-..who cure lamb this way.

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-How much of a difference has this

-added value made to your business?

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-A lot. Before that, we were

-just the same as everyone else.

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-The lambs went to the abattoir

-and that's the last we saw of them.

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-We can now speak to our customers

-and our markets directly...

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-..to try and promote Welsh lamb.

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-Bryn, how much value

-do you add to this produce?

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-Three times -

-we can improve its price threefold.

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-That's incredible.

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-You can use the whole lamb,

-from top to bottom.

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-You split the lamb in half,

-remove all the bones...

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-..roll it and cure it.

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-It makes a huge difference.

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-You don't just use the hind cuts,

-the best meat - you use the lot.

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-One day, it could be a way of

-selling young lambs to the market.

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-How important is a show like this

-to your business?

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-It's very important.

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-People attending this show will use

-our products in their restaurants...

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-..or farm shops.

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-It helps us

-take our products further.

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-At the moment, we have

-a geographical market of 40 miles.

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-We want to move it further to

-promote Welsh lamb further afield.

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-After travelling

-from the Gwaun Valley...

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-..what is Robert Vaughan's

-impression of the show?

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-How has your day been?

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-Tiring but wonderful. There's such

-a variety, it's incredible.

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-It's an eye-opener.

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-What response have you had?

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-Encouraging. It's nice to know

-we're on the right track.

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-Is the show what you expected?

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-Totally different, blown away.

-It's incredible.

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-People in Wales need to have a look

-at what happens over here.

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-As well as exhibiting produce...

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-..this three-day show offers

-workshops, rewards new ideas...

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-..and welcomes speakers to inspire

-people working in the industry.

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-How do you benefit

-from attending these festivals?

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-You meet people, you tell

-your story, you give out tasters...

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-..I like that one-to-one.

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-Four weeks ago we were at

-an event in the Celtic Manor.

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-We had international buyers

-from all over the world.

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-We had Canadian and American

-buyers wanting to buy our products.

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-Canada have ordered enough salami

-for 25 stores in Toronto.

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-Our first export order for Cwm Farm

-and we are just overwhelmed.

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-Well done.

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-These shows are important to get

-more businesses talking to us.

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-There is life outside Wales...

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-..but it's too early to say how

-much business we've done so far.

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-There's more work to be done.

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-We benefit a lot

-from being in a show like this.

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-We attend two or three every year.

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-It's a chance to exhibit

-new products...

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-..and retain people's interest.

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-We meet people who buy our products

-and find out where it goes...

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-..because they're sold

-through wholesalers.

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-How does Welsh produce compete

-with global produce?

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-I think people have realised

-the quality of Welsh produce.

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-Shows like this are great

-for promoting the produce.

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-Join us after the break as

-Alun attends an important event...

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-..about safeguarding the farm

-from burglars.

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-In Part 1, safeguarding farm incomes

-was the talking point.

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-Alun is more concerned

-with safeguarding farm property.

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-Do you have a plan on your farm

-to ensure that your cattle, sheep...

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-..tractors and even your gates are

-safe from the clutches of burglars?

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-I'm visiting Aberystwyth

-University's Trawsgoed farm...

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-..where best practice for

-securing property is being shown.

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-According to NFU Mutual statistics

-for March 2017...

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-..cattle thefts from farms has more

-than doubled compared to last year.

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-This Farming Connect event

-is both timely and important.

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-We're here at Trawsgoed, one of the

-Farming Connect innovation sites.

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-Basically, something was stolen.

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-It started us off

-on the conversation...

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-..of how can you improve security.

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-You start to spot the mistakes

-and look for holes in the system.

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-We played detective

-and we have an open day...

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-..to allow other people

-to do the same...

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-..and learn messages from here

-that they can take home.

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-One of the day's elements

-is a tour of the farm...

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-..to show potential weaknesses.

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-It's led by Arfon Griffiths

-from Larymau Dyfed.

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-We arrived here earlier...

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-..and left some items in the more

-general parts of a farm.

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-For example, trailers being left

-close to the farmyard entrance.

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-The trailers were left unlocked.

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-One of the trailers

-was loaded with a bike.

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-It showed how easy it would be for a

-4x4 to come in, take the trailer...

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-..without anyone noticing.

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-How difficult or easy is it

-for farmers to solve those problems?

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-It's very easy.

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-Locks for trailers

-cost as little as 20.

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-It's a fraction of the cost

-of losing that trailer.

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-It's a simple solution

-that saves a lot of money.

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-Lisa Jones from Shearwell Data

-is also attending today.

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-You're here to promote animal

-safety through new EID technology.

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-The new EID technology

-incorporates these boluses.

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-This is a sheep bolus.

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-Farmers are using boluses to

-safeguard their most valuable stock.

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-They help prevent people

-stealing those animals.

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-The boluses are a deterrent

-to stop them stealing the animals.

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-What's the difference between

-both options for the farmer?

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-There are two tags,

-one yellow and one visual.

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-There's also a black tag and bolus.

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-The black tag and bolus cost 2.50.

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-That's more than the tags

-the company already has.

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-Only the black tag

-is needed in the sheep's ear...

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-..because the black tag

-replaces the visible tag...

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-..and the bolus replaces

-the yellow tag in the other ear.

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-This tank has been locked

-from the outside.

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-This lock is easily broken.

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-Charles Lamb, you're one

-of the exhibiters here today.

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-You've brought your equipment

-with you - what is this?

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-This locks trailers

-being pulled behind a tractor.

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-There are also smaller locks for

-trailers behind a Land Rover or van.

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-This is made from stainless steel.

-It's really difficult to break.

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-You're a farmer but you've started

-your own security business.

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-Yes. I started from scratch

-making these.

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-I have a keen interest

-in solving problems.

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-When I'm on the farm,

-I look around and think...

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-.."How can I make this better,

-safer or easier?"

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-Stealing stock

-has featured heavily in the news...

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-..and recently, Dyfed Powys Police

-used DNA technology...

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-..to prosecute a sheep thief.

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-Two years ago, 50 sheep were stolen

-from a farm in Gwynfe, Llangadog.

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-As is normal in such cases, we had

-little evidence to help the case...

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-..but fair play to the farmer,

-he did a lot of research...

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-..and saw that 20 sheep

-were being sold in Llanybydder...

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-..about 10-14 days after the theft.

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-He contacted the farmers who bought

-them, who were totally blameless.

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-When the lambs were born, blood

-samples were taken from the lambs...

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-..blood samples were taken

-from the farmer's rams...

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-..which hadn't been used

-on any other sheep...

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-..and it was proven

-that nine of the fifteen lambs...

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-..were related to Mr Price's rams.

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-It showed that his rams

-were the mothers...

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-..of the sheep that had been stolen.

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-What was the feedback

-from today's event?

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-There have been thefts in this area.

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-We haven't been directly affected

-by thefts on the farm...

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-..but we have to be far

-more vigilant.

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-There's a potential for people

-from other areas to visit our farms.

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-We have to make sure that we keep

-our farms as secure as possible.

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-How important is it for farmers

-to contact the police...

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-..to tell them what happens locally,

-even if it seems irrelevant?

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-It's very important -

-there are two important aspects.

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-Farmer must tell us

-when something is stolen...

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-..and if they have information

-about the thieves...

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-..they need to transfer

-that information to the police...

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-..and tell us where it's being done

-and how it's being done.

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-Without that information, it's

-difficult to do something about it.

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-According to

-recently published figures...

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-..profits from pig farming

-have decreased 56% in England.

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-Is the situation different in Wales?

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-The Welsh pig sector is small

-compared to our neighbours...

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-..but according

-to recent figures...

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-..the sector contributed 7m

-to Wales's agricultural output.

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-Brinley Davies,

-Penlan Farm, Talsarn, Lampeter...

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-..has kept pigs for almost 50 years.

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-There are less pigs around now

-than there were years ago.

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-Everyone kept 10-12 sows years ago,

-back in the 1960s and 1970s.

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-These days, farmers only keep

-a small number of pigs.

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-How difficult is it

-to keep pigs in Wales?

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-We feed them from a bag -

-it's different to cattle and sheep.

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-They eat silage and grass,

-pigs don't.

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-You don't need to feed pigs as much

-now, the genetics have improved.

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-They need less food now

-to produce the same amount of meat.

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-What are your greatest costs?

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-Hay costs about 96 a tonne.

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-Feed is 240.

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-Those are our main costs.

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-We're not too bad

-with vet costs for the pigs.

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-We buy iron

-and the odd bottle of Penicillin...

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-..in case a pig goes lame.

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-Carwyn and I do all the work.

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-We also spend on diesel for

-the Kramer to clean out the sheds.

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-The Kramer is used

-for these two sheds...

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-..but we clean out the other shed

-by hand because it's an old shed.

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-That's where the costs go.

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-If we paid labour at 10 an hour,

-the profits would disappear.

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-You'd need someone for two hours

-a day and that's 20 gone.

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-20 a day is a lot.

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-What's the answer

-for the pig sector in Wales?

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-In a meeting the other day...

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-..they were telling people

-to keep more pigs.

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-If I'm going to keep more pigs...

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-..is the trade going to drop again?

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-People should be buying locally.

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-They should be buying food produced

-in their county and country.

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-It's better than importing food

-from other countries...

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-..such as Danish bacon.

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-Brinley and his son, Carwyn,

-have exhibited their pigs in shows.

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-They won first prize in last year's

-Winter Fair on their first attempt.

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-They keep 200 pigs on the farm...

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-..and they have a contract

-to supply local butcher Rob Rattray.

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-I depend on him, he depends on me.

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-He pays me a fair price

-so I can't complain about the price.

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-I sympathise with farmers who have

-to sell cheaply to slaughterhouses.

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-They only get about 1.55-1.60

-per kilo. That's dead weight.

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-Is it possible to make money

-like that?

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-The profits are lower.

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-Apart from Rob, how difficult is it

-to find a market for your pigs?

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-Terribly difficult.

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-If I relied on the marts,

-I would have packed it in.

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-You're up and down,

-you don't know where you are.

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-You can have one good mart,

-one bad mart.

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-In one month,

-you can sell a sow for 50.

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-The following mart,

-you can get 150-200.

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-Why does that happen?

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-I don't know -

-they say there's no export on them.

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-I don't know why, I can't tell you.

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-Brinley sends his pigs

-to Rob Rattray's processing unit.

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-Rob has been a butcher

-for almost 40 years.

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-What changes has he seen

-in the pig sector?

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-More meat is imported from Europe,

-Dutch and Danish bacon.

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-A lot more comes in.

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-There are fewer pig farmers

-in Wales as a result.

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-It's one sector that might benefit

-from Brexit...

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-..not that

-I want to see it happening.

0:21:050:21:08

-It might help pig farmers

-because less bacon will be imported.

0:21:080:21:13

-Is it difficult for you,

-as someone who sells local meat...

0:21:130:21:17

-..to compete with cheaper imports?

0:21:180:21:20

-It's impossible to compete

-with them on price...

0:21:200:21:24

-..but Brinley supplies me

-with pigs every week.

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-They're slaughtered

-at the abattoir in Tregaron.

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-Everything is processed

-in this unit and sold in the shop.

0:21:320:21:36

-I pay the same price

-throughout the year.

0:21:360:21:40

-I know how much the pigs

-will cost...

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-..and I try and keep the price

-the same each week for the customer.

0:21:430:21:48

-I pay more to Brinley for the pigs

-to keep him in business.

0:21:480:21:52

-He's been keeping pigs

-for almost 50 years.

0:21:520:21:55

-I want to keep him in business

-and I want his pigs every week.

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-I want him to know where he stands.

0:21:590:22:01

-I have the same quality of pigs

-throughout the year.

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-The bacon and sausages are slightly

-more expensive in the shop...

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-..than the Dutch bacon...

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-..but last weekend

-I had a customer from Hull...

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-..and he wanted to take 30lbs

-of bacon back to Hull with him.

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-He said it was the tastiest bacon

-he'd ever tried.

0:22:210:22:24

-It's worth paying

-that little bit extra for quality.

0:22:240:22:27

-Finally, from pigs to hens.

0:22:340:22:36

-Cabinet Secretary Lesley Griffiths

-announced...

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-..that bird flu controls

-would be lifted on April 30...

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-..although there is a temporary

-suspension on some bird gatherings.

0:22:440:22:50

-Wales' chief veterinary officer

-emphasised...

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-..that all poultry owners

-should remain vigilant...

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-..and keep an eye out

-for signs of the disease...

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-..and contact their vets

-if they have any concerns.

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-If you have any suspicions, contact

-the Animal and Plant Health Agency.

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-That's all for this week.

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-Join us again next week.

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-Until then, from the NEC

-in Birmingham, cheerio to you all!

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